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Jan 7, 2013 6:30am EST
's nomination for the archives of the united states and put a hold because of me. he admitted -- the archives of the united states, the nominee met with senator lamar alexander, he complained about me to him. but lamar alexander did not ask david to fire me. but he wanted to raise his concern. to david's credit, he did not ask me to change what i was doing, nor did they curtail the project. >> lamar alexander had worked for richard nixon in the white house. >> i interviewed william timothy, who has been the head of the congressional office, and he did not like the interview. >> lamar alexander did not? >> i interviewed lamar alexander and there was no trouble. i interviewed him in 2007. he enjoyed the interview. i interview timmons in 2009 and he did not like it -- he felt there were too many questions about watergate. he was in a sense the rabbi -- alexander's godfather in washington. he is older. i think timmons asked him to do this. >> usually the question he tells us about the oval office -- here is another one the people my age will remember. the lincoln memorial story in the middle of t
Jan 6, 2013 8:00pm EST
from a few more. >> here he is -- he was at the time? >> deputy attorney general of the united states. >> it was clear he was not going to carry out that order. he turned to me and said, what are you going to do? i told him -- i do not think it is close. what he is asking and apparently subsequently needed to do was fundamentally wrong. he said, you do not have any choice if you refuse to do it -- that means they will find somebody else to do it. if bork had not done it, anybody in the department could have done it. your responsibility was fairly clear -- i do not think he resigned lightly. you do have an obligation. there are lines over which you cannot cross. you have to -- sometimes you will not do. >> this is really important. i did my best to interview as many surviving players in the saturday night -- your audience may not now what do you here is talking about, but president nixon wanted to fire the special prosecutor archibald cox. he ordered the attorney general of the united states to do it and he would not. the next person in line was ruckleshaus, and he would not do it. ell
Jan 6, 2013 11:00pm EST
? >> the secretary-general of the united states. [video clip] >> it was clear he wasn't going to carry out those orders who he maintained after cox's press conference. i remember him turning to me and saying what are you going to do? and i told him, i don't think it's close. i think that what he's asking you and apparently subsequently me to do is fundamentally wrong. and that you don't have any choice but to do it. and that will mean they'll find somebody else to do it and vefrpblly -- there was only one other person in the line of official command in the justice department, if bork hadn't done it he could have asked anybody in the department to do it. to me, if it came to that, your responsibility was fairly clear. i don't think he resigned lightly. i think you do have a obligation to the president, he is the one who appoints you. and you do have a duty of loyalty. but then there's lines over which you can't step. and you have to tell yourself that, it seems to me, before you take one of those jobs. there are some things that i won't do. >> this is really important. i did my best to interview
Jan 13, 2013 8:00pm EST
and people who could most use coming to the united states have a hard time coming in. immigration is easy for people like me. if you have a ph.d. and are highly educated, you get job offers from prestigious places, it is easy for you to move. australia has a system. if you have an mba, you get 100 points and can move to australia. libertarians think where you live is something like an accident of birth it has a major affect on your life prospect. because you are born on one side of the border, you will be desperately poor. the same person born on the other side of the border will have a rich life. they are otherwise a chemical. it is very -- identical. it is very inefficient. economists try to estimate what are the effects of restrictive immigration. they tend to view that that is the most inefficient policy we have. when they try to estimate the dead weight losses, they think it is 50% to 100%. 100% is the average. >> dead weight loss? >> it is a technical thing. if you draw a supply and demand curve. what is the lost wealth, the wealth not created because we had a bad policy. if we have
Jan 27, 2013 8:00pm EST
have done risky operations to go after the most violent people in this city. the guys in the unit's know that every single morning, when we would get updates, it was a decision for me each day, time to shut this down. you are taking huge risks. the great police officers know the risks and they are good at what they do. i worry about it every day. we have had a lot of officers shot. killed in traffic related incidents. >> how much control do you have the cameras? >> traffic control. it is mine. i was the commander of the homicide unit back in 1997. 76 traffic fatalities in the city. the population was much smaller and we did not have all the bicycles and pedestrians. we had 19 last year. i am a huge believer in photo enforcement. if you are traveling in a car at 30 miles an hour and you strike a pedestrian or bicycle, they have an 80 percent chance -- 80% chance of living. at 40 miles per hour, and 80% chance of dying. if you slow down, fatalities slow down. that is a fact. the ticket does not feel good. i know. >> you will keep it up? >> i am. >> people think there is a quota on t
Jan 10, 2013 6:00pm EST
the proper respect, and, indeed all that you want to have for the united states institution, thing number one is to realize how brilliant were the men who put that piece of work together, and that shines through in the federalist papers. i am always astounded. i can ask a group of law students how many of you read the federalist papers, and it's 6% or something like that. you should not be able to get out of high school without being exposed to what the framers thought they were doing c-span: i mean, is it really something to read in high school, the whole thing? >> guest: the whole thing, yes. people read, you know, number 48, the famous numbers, but only if you read the whole thing do you realize what a breath of knowledge these people had. they were not doing it by the seat of the pants. they had experience in various systems of government, in this country and abroad, and from that experience, they deduced or they applied what james madison called at the convention, saying, gentlemen, we are engaged in the new science of government. nobody had tried that before. people ought to appreciate
Jan 11, 2013 6:00pm EST
this strong impulse to unite and get folks to understand that. but we are all people together. c-span: you talked about your father. >> guest: i later found out that my father was paranoid schizophrenic and on lots of medication. my father is a brilliant man. he had moments of brilliance as a parent. my father, there were phases where we had to try and have sunday dinner. it could've been any tyrannical nightmarish affair at the time, but there were times of laughter at the table. he thought that he should teach us how to play chess. by the time you were six years old, you knew how to play chess. but there came a time when he could turn into a monster and i could no longer justify loving him. c-span: we learn that your mother died some time ago? >> guest: my mother died in 1998. c-span: when you go back in your own life growing up in newport news, you were into drugs at some point. how did that happen? how old were you? why were you attracted to them? >> guest: well, you know -- well, the story sort of speaks for itself. after a while it became a bit tough to take. i started smoking pot wh
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
put into conservatorship, basically nationalized by the united states government. in april 2009, he came in and was eventually made the head of tar. so my interactions with him was basically providing oversight and many times been very critical of a lot of things he was doing for the treasury department was doing the secretary take was doing. he was my main porthole into treasury. we had a number of conflicts as you can imagine. our jobs are not necessarily going to create a long-lasting friendship. my job was to criticize him and make recommendations where he and the program had gone off the rail, which by 2010 is pretty often. we decided to have a meeting offline to clear the air, have a cup during and defuse what was a building tension between the two of us. our weekly meetings had devolved into shouting matches often. at this meeting, i got a real taste of how washington and what allison told me during this meeting was the sort of petty chitchat will talk about our families. i told him at first i was about to be born. she was about three weeks away at that point. he talked to me
Jan 11, 2013 7:00pm EST
per capita cost of health care in the developed world is about $3000. in the united states, it was around $8000 annually. we spent one heck of a lot of money. >> health care system isn't affordable anymore. pacer that? this is all coming out of our pockets. it's your money. >> the really astonishing part about the fact we spend more as we have worse health outcomes. >> if you need complex cardiac surgery, you're lucky to be in this country. rescue kerry is second to none. as an overall system, were not anywhere near the best in the world. look at our results, our lifespan isn't even in the top 20. >> we have a disease care system and we have a very profitable disease care system. the disease care system, if it really was honest with itself, it doesn't want you to die and doesn't want you to get well. he just wants you to keep coming back for your care of your chronic disease. c-span: polls show that a lot of americans think what the best in the world. read the best best health care anywhere. they're happy with the health care system. who's going to be the most unhappy with
Jan 9, 2013 6:00pm EST
of the united states? .. the idea was to show there is a bipartisan, serious national security pic which they felt for young president with no military experience what informed not just campaign people in that circle. it's interesting now the president had gotten way away from man and his national security team are close to visors. c-span: general jones, four-star marine, what did the other millipede for -- people say him? >> guest: they did not like general jones at all. c-span: why? >> guest: they basically said he was a clown and didn't understand what they were doing. c-span: how could you follow -- call a of four-star general a clown? >> guest: i have probably called a four-star general a clown in this interview. c-span: it's easy for people in the military. >> guest: i think this is the attitude -- good to be a navy s.e.a.l. you have to assume such a huge amount of risk and your whole life is one giant gamble, jumping out of planes, deep-sea diving. the craziest stuff. celebrates an attitude of the special forces the operators of attitude of you know kind of the cavalier disrespe
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm EST
johnson at the podium with him. it is a goal to increase the rate of homeownership in the united states of america and the idea was if you could allow more people to buy a home who had been shut out of the process, immigrants, first-time home buyers, minorities, that would be a greater good for the nation because homeownership is good, even though there really was no proof that homeownership was a boon to everyone. there is this or around it, wrapping yourself in the american flag, something about homeownership that's no bull and uplifting. but there were some awful lot of money to be made in this partnership and you didn't hear them talking about the money to be made in this partnership, but that was also a huge motivator. c-span: some of the names, donovan or president obama was working there and bob zoellick, is that the name right? zoellick with the republican party was also there. can duberstein was a member of the board. seal the seams. tim geithner is in your book, nor treasury secretary. was his relationship to all this? >> guest: tim geithner is the president of the new york fe
Jan 20, 2013 8:00pm EST
picked up on wikipedia. he was named the chief operating officer of the investment unit and then they say -- the group he oversaw invested in a hedge fund that bet on the housing market to collapse. governmentwe expect a with hank pauls ouon out of goldman sachs -- how can we get the average person a fair shake? >> that is an example -- a lot of them took short positions and derivatives with speculative debt on how mortgages perform. they would make a profit -- and other hedge funds opposed the market and they wanted the housing market to go bad. they would make money if it happened. in one, the volker rule will prevent that kind of activity. >> why has it taken two years? >> i don't know. the pace of regulatory reform is not that good. >> why do you think that happened? >> it is -- dodd frank led it to authorities to get it done and they are responsible for some of the problems. the lobbying against the regulatory process has been severe and intense. it is not getting better. >> how can they stand up to the lobbyists? >> there is what some people call cognitive capture -- to look at the
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